New York City is a beacon of freedom – unless you have a physical disability. If you need special accommodations, traveling in NYC is not only stressful, it’s nearly impossible. Continue reading The Fight for Accessible Taxis in New York City
Dr. Kenneth K. Lee president of the Wisconsin Adaptive Sports Association
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) named Dr. Kenneth K. Lee, a combat-injured Operation Iraqi Freedom and Army veteran, its 2017 Outstanding Disabled Veteran of the Year.
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By Ling Woo Liu
In the mid-1970s, long-time Spanish teacher Irene Martinez received a dinner invitation from a friend that would change her life.
Continue reading Fiesta Educativa Serves Latinos with Developmental Disabilities
The United Nations General Assembly has declared 23 September as International Day of Sign Languages. Continue reading United Nations declared 23 September as International Day of Sign Languages
Airbnb, the accommodation and travel startup that is now valued at $31 billion, is today announcing an acquisition that points to how it wants to address the travel needs of more kinds of customers. It has bought Accomable, a startup based out of London that focuses on travel listings that are disabled-friendly. Along with the announcement Airbnb is refreshing its own accessibility features as the first stage in how it hopes to develop them. Continue reading Airbnb buys ‘Airbnb for disabled people’ startup Accomable in accessibility upgrade
Sessions are dedicated to specific life-threating illnesses and provide a reprieve for children and their families on the shores of Sebago Lake in Casco, Maine.
Continue reading Camp Sunshine to hold 23 sessions in 2018 for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families
Akshai Mallappa is a business manager for Cisco in India and a global lead for the company’s Connected Disability Awareness Network (CDAN). Continue reading Transforming Lives With New Possibilities
Mikayla Holmgren made history on Sunday as the first young woman with Down syndrome to compete in a Miss USA state pageant.
Continue reading Woman with Down Syndrome is 1st to Compete in Miss USA State Pageant
A 1974 invention is getting a very inclusive makeover.
Reddit user, Notafakeinterpreter, who is a graduate student from the University of Massachusetts had an interesting assignment for her Intro to Vision Rehab Therapy class. She was assigned to create an adapted recreational game for someone who is blind. In a flash of inspiration, she created a Rubik’s Cube with tactile inputs so people with limited vision could still use it. Continue reading Grad student created an amazing Rubik’s Cube prototype for the blind
Braille Institute Los Angeles celebrates the holiday season by showcasing the artistic talents of its students at the annual Creative Visions Holiday Boutique. The five-day holiday boutique runs Monday, Dec. 4 through Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 741 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029.
Continue reading Braille Institute Los Angeles Celebrates Holiday Season with Student Arts and Crafts Fair